Monday, July 24, 2006
ISRAEL, LEBANON, AND THE US
He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who, so far as his power and influence extend, will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man...: Samuel Adams
Throughout the history of the United States, war has been the primary impetus behind the growth and development of the central state. It has been the lever by which presidents and other national officials have bolstered the power of the state in the face of tenacious popular resistance: Bruce D. Porter
They put the 86 corpses into plain wood caskets.
Many were just big enough to fit a small child
By Clancy Chassay in Tyre
In the driveway of Tyre's Government hospital yesterday the sour smell of rotting flesh mingled with spray paint as the chief coroner wrote the names of the dead on their coffins.
Eager to help in the slaughter of Lebanese civilians
U.S. Rushes Bombs to Israel
By DAVID S. CLOUD and HELENE COOPER
The decision to quickly ship the weapons to Israel was made with relatively little debate within the Bush administration, the officials said. Its disclosure threatens to anger Arab governments and others because of the appearance that the United States is actively aiding the Israeli bombing campaign in a way that could be compared to Iran's efforts to arm and resupply Hezbollah.
Click here to view the results achived by Americas bombs
Rice sees bombs as "birth pangs"
Condoleezza Rice has described the plight of Lebanon as a part of the "birth pangs of a new Middle East" and said that Israel should ignore calls for a ceasefire.
U.S. Arming of Israel:
How U.S. Weapons Manufacturers Profit From Middle East Conflict
Much has been made of the Syrian and Iranian origin of weaponry used by Hezbollah but there has been little discussion of where Israel's weapons come from. A new report by the World Policy Institute examines how the United States provides billions of dollars of military aid to Israel each year and how their current arsenal is composed of U.S. made equipment.
This a must listen report. Audio and transcript
Fury Grips Syria Over Lebanon Attacks
By Dahr Jamail
Anger is spilling over against the U.S. government - and its citizens. Ola Saleh, a 25-year-old civil rights volunteer from Latakia said: "In Syria people used to differentiate between the Bush regime and the American people. But now not only do Syrians not respect the Bush regime, they no longer respect the American people for allowing this to happen."
The Shame of Being an American
By Paul Craig Roberts
Does it make you a Proud American that "your" president gave Israel the green light to drop bombs on convoys of villagers fleeing from Israeli shelling, on residential neighborhoods in the capital of Beirut and throughout Lebanon, on hospitals, on power plants, on food production and storage, on ports, on civilian airports, on bridges, on roads, on every piece of infrastructure on which civilized life depends? Are you a Proud American? Or are you an Israeli puppet?
Israel made war plans more than a year ago
By Matthew Kalman, Chronicle Foreign Service
Israel's military response by air, land and sea to what it considered a provocation last week by Hezbollah militants is unfolding according to a plan finalized more than a year ago.
Once again, truth is the first casualty of war
The exchange rate for Lebanese vs Israeli deaths now stands at 10 to one
By Robert Fisk
As many lies are now falling upon Lebanon as bombs. The explosions are easy to count three on the southern suburbs of Beirut yesterday morning and many on the main highway to Syria, destroying more of the great viaduct at Mdeirej along with three passengers buses which were returning to Lebanon after carrying foreigners to Damascus. The lies were less obvious but just as powerful.
In Case You Missed it
Orwell Rolls in His Grave
This is a must watch documentary
"Could a media system, controlled by a few global corporations with the ability to overwhelm all competing voices, be able to turn lies into truth?..."
Click here to view
Lebanese Town Lays Its Loved Ones, Anonymous to Rest:
The stench of death seeped into the warm seaside air as the dead were brought out. Children pinched their noses; the men's faces grew a little stonier. Men and boys jostled on the streets and hoisted themselves up hospital walls to better view the spectacle.
While Lebanon burns - A message from Beirut:
The death toll has surpassed the 400 figure with four times that number injured. Over half a million have been displaced, many of whom encountered horrific escapes from Israeli shelling. The human tragedy is mounting by the hour and its magnitude is lost on those who oppose a cease-fire, professing that Israel needs more time to finish the job.
Juan Cole: Israel hits Christian Television in Christian North : Kills TV One:
Note that in a national emergency when 500,000 persons have been rendered homeless and the number is growing, when there are hundreds of dead and thousands of wounded, national media such as television and radio are absolutely essential to relief efforts and to avoiding further mass casualties.
Israeli Tanks, Troops Invade, Occupy Lebanese Town:
In all, up to 2,000 Israeli troops entered the area Saturday, but some returned to Israel during the day. No Israeli or Hezbollah casualties were immediately reported.
Lebanon air strikes continue:
Australian Video Report
Lebanon: Relief agencies plead for access :
They have warned of a humanitarian disaster unless their stockpiles of relief supplies are allowed through.
In Pictures: Lebanon's 9/11 The slaughter continues
- WARNING -
Graphic images depicting the reality and horror of Israel's Invasion and destruction of Lebanon.
Reaction: 'If Israel is behaving like a psychotic bullying child, Britain and the US are like its mad tattooed parents'
Only 8 Democrats Had Courage to Vote Against Blank Check for Israel:
Read the list and call them.
Asia calls for Mideast intervention, mulls sending troops :
Indonesia and Malaysia said they could send troops as part of a UN deployment to the Middle East as Asia showed mounting concern and urged the international community to intervene.
Patrick Cockburn: America's domestic policy vs America's foreign policy :
This week, George Bush used his presidential veto to block a bill on stem cell research, saying he couldn't support the 'taking of innocent human life'. In Iraq, six civilians are killed by a US air strike, while casualties in Lebanon and Israel mount. George Bush (and Tony Blair) oppose UN calls for an immediate ceasefire
Exposed: The Carlyle Group :
I defy you to watch this 48 minute documentary and not be outraged about the depth of corruption and deceit within the highest ranks of our government.
War is a racket!:
US to sell arms worth over $ 6 bn to Saudi Arabia :
The United States Defence Department has notified Congress of possible arms sales such as helicopters, radios and armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia worth over $ 6 billion.
War is a racket!:
Russia Signed USD 1 Bln Aircraft Contract With Venezuela:
Russia has signed a contract on supplies of military planes and helicopters to Venezuela worth over USD1 billion, the defense minister said Friday.
Peace & Joy
Liberty can not be preserved without general knowledge among people." (August 1765) John Adams
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